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Trump fulfills 3 promises in first day of work as POTUS, including defund International Planned Parenthood

A year ago, his ex-wife Ivana told us Donald Trump keeps his promises.

In both his GOP nomination acceptance speech and in his presidential inauguration speech, Trump said to the millions of Americans who had voted for him, “I will never let you down”.

And he isn’t.

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Today, in his first full day of work as President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump has already fulfilled three of the promises he had made.

(1) End taxpayer funding of overseas pro-abortion groups

A day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” banning government funding of organizations that perform abortions overseas or lobby for legalizing them in foreign nations, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

First enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and maintained by President George H.W. Bush, the Mexico City Policy was rescinded by President Bill Clinton in 1993. The policy was reinstated by President George W. Bush, only to be reversed by Barack Obama upon entering office in 2009.

At the first official White House press conference this afternoon, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that reinstating the Mexico City Policy illustrates to the people of the United States “and to people of the world…what a value we place on life.” He said it is consistent with Trump, who campaigned as a “pro-life president” and who “wants to stand up for all Americans including the unborn,” and ensure taxpayer funding is ”reflecting American values,” including the respect for life.

(2) Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Trump calls the TPP, Obama’s signature trade deal, a bad deal for American workers. Obama had never submitted the TPP for Congress’ approval, fearing that a defeat in Congress would be worse than leaving the deal in hibernation. Under the TPP, the U.S. and 11 other nations along the Pacific Rim, including Canada, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, would create a free-trade zone with lower tariffs for about 40% of the world’s economy. Critics say the pact would benefit wealthy corporations at the expense of American workers and the environment.

(3) A hiring freeze in the federal work force

The hiring freeze drew immediate fire from J. David Cox Sr, the president of American Federation of Government Employees union. It is curious why Cox is on the war path since almost a third of federal works — 28% — had said they “will definitely or possibly consider leaving after Jan. 20 when Trump is sworn into office and becomes leader of the executive branch,” according to new survey conducted by Government Executive. The same survey also found that almost two-thirds of federal employees had voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. 

Aides also signaled that President Trump may move quickly on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which critics blame for lost jobs and lower wages. Trump has scheduled meetings with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the two main partners in NAFTA, which was first negotiated by George H.W. Bush and pushed through Congress by Bill Clinton.

~Eowyn

Mexican legislation would confiscate U.S. assets if Trump builds wall

The hypocrisy of the government of Mexico boggles the mind.

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society. Mexico guards its southern border with Guatemala and does not suffer illegal immigration: under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. Mexico annually deports more illegal aliens than the U.S. does. (Source: Human Events)

But woe be it that the United States should do what Mexico does, which is what President-elect Donald Trump vows to do, with which millions of Americans agree — including Hispanics! — and voted accordingly last November 8.

Now, to add injury upon injury, there is a proposed legislation in the Mexican Senate that seeks to ban the Mexican government from funding the construction of the Trump wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, as well as confiscate U.S. assets in Mexico if Trump were to have the unmitigated gall as to actually build the wall.

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The UK Telegraph and Independent report that last September Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter from the leftist PRD party proposed legislation that would:

(1) Block any attempt by Trump to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by banning Mexico’s finance ministry from using public funds on any project that is “against the country’s interest”.

(2) If Trump were to abolish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico would retaliate by revoking all bilateral treaties and agreements between the US and Mexico, including the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Note: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by the US and Mexico in 1848 to end a two-year war between the two countries which Mexico lost. As part of the deal, Mexico handed to the US over half a million square miles of land that encompasses today’s Texas and California, as well as large parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Mexican nationalists call these lost territories Aztlan and advocate Mexico’s “reconquest” (reconquista) of those lands.

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(3) If Trump were to finance border wall construction by blocking U.S. Mexicans’ remittance payments to Mexico, Mexico will retaliate by:

  • Levying an equivalent tax on the more than one million American citizens living in Mexico.
  • Confiscating American assets and properties in Mexico, which would include factories and businesses. In the language of the proposed bill: “in cases where the assets of our fellow citizens or companies are affected by a foreign government, as Donald Trump has threatened, the Mexican government should proportionally expropriate assets and properties of foreigners from that country on our territory.”

According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. assets in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico — led by nonbank holding companies, manufacturing, and finance/insurance — totaled $107.8 billion in 2014.

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Rios Piter told the Telegraph he was in initial conversations with other senators about the legislation. He said:

“We can’t take a partisan view of this. All parties in the senate are in agreement that Mexico needs to stand up for itself and strengthen its relationship with the United States. We want to shut Trump’s mouth, which has been spewing this hateful speech.”

Lorne Matalon reports for Fronteras, Dec. 27, 2016, that Alejandro Hope, a former senior intelligence analyst at Mexico’s civilian intelligence agency CISEN who had worked in former Mexican president Vicente Fox’s transition team, said the Trump wall will likely lead to more unrest and bloodshed in Mexico as organized crime fight for control of smuggling routes into the U.S. — “The remaining routes for illicit trafficking will become far more valuable. And that probably means more conflict on the Mexican side.”

I say bring it on, Mexico!

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~Eowyn

Agenda 21 population control map for USA

Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations related to “sustainable development” and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, where 178 governments (including the United States) voted to adopt the program. The number 21 refers to an agenda for the 21st Century. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.

This is what our overlords have planned for us:

~Click map to enlarge~

This is what the map says:

Simulated Reserve and Corridor System to Protect Biodiversity

As Mandated by the Convention on Biological Diversity, The Wildlands Project, UN and US Man and Biosphere Program, and Various UN, US Heritage Programs, and NAFTA

Mapping for the area East of the Mississippi and South of the Ohio Rivers is at various stages of completion

Color Key:

RED: Core Reserves and Corridors – Little to no human use.
YELLOW: Buffer Zones – Highly Regulated Use.
TURQUOISE: Normal Use Zones of Cooperation.
ORANGE: Border 21/La Paz Sidebar Agreement of NAFTA. 124 mile wide International Zone of Cooperation.
PINK: Indian Reservations.
GRAY: Military Reservations.
BLACK DOTS: Cities over 10,000 people.
Some major highways and Interstate rivers are also shown.

Taken from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Article ??,* United Nations Global Diversity Assessment Section 13.4.2.2.5. US Man and the Biosphere Strategic Plan. UN, US Heritage Corridor Program. “The Wildlands Project,” Wild Earth 1992. Also see Science “The High Cost of Biodiversity,” 25 June 1993 pp 1963 to ?? and the Border 21 Sidebar of NAFTA. The very high percentage of buffer zone in the West is due to the very high percentage of federal land.

* ? due to blurring on map

H/t Godlike productions and FOTM’s beloved Miss May.

From Wikipedia:

The implementation of Agenda 21 was intended to involve action at international, national, regional and local levels. Some national and state governments have legislated or advised that local authorities take steps to implement the plan locally, as recommended in Chapter 28 of the document. These programs are often known as ‘Local Agenda 21’ or ‘LA21’. For example, in the Philippines, the plan is ‘Philippines Agenda 21’ (PA21).

In the United States […] a few state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21. In […] 2012 the Republican National Committee drafted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, calling it “a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control.”

For Fellowship of the Minds’ many posts on Agenda 21, go to our “Police State / NWO” page. Click here.

~Eowyn